Good morning Ladies , how are you today ? It is a really nice 34 degrees and partly sunny as I write this at 7am. It is a nice break from the 4 degrees it was earlier this week. It was unseasonably cold ( even for Minnesota!!!) for mid November . We also got a little snow but it is gone now. Yesterday was gorgeous with sun and 32. I know a lot of you probably cannot appreciate 32 degrees being nice , but it is amazing how nice a warm up feels!
Last weekend was low key with a bunch of housework and laundry done . With a Mom , Dad and 4 kids it is a lot of pieces of clothing ! On Sunday after Church we went to the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast which is always so good and is our brunch for the day . Sunday night we had homemade loaded baked potato soup for dinner , it was very tasty ! Monday and the regular week came quickly and all the juggling there is to do to get through it!
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Good morning ladies ! I apologize for not posting last week . It was just another busy weekend of family time and did not have time to write. Our temperatures have got very cold , as low as 7F ( -13c) Yesterday. We also got one and a half inches of snow Wednesday. I am so not prepared for Winter in fall again! The week before the kids went trick or treating and the temps were on the Chilly side . We only spent an hour outside . We did not get it as bad as Cindy in Chicagoland who titled her post Merry Halloween after 7 inches of snow in Northern Illinois!
Last Sunday we went to my in-laws to celebrate 5 family Birthdays from September past to January. It is a big span but it is hard to meet up sometimes apart from Thanksgiving and Christmas this time of year. One of those Birthdays was for our son Oran who celebrated his 10th Birthday on Tuesday. He is so thoughtful , witty , kind and funny ! We will definitely keep him for another 10 years by which time he will be a young man , yikes !!
This weekend is going to be pretty low key. Are you doing anything special ?
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Good morning Ladies ! I am sorry I missed out on writing my post last week. I was just so busy I didn’t get time to fit it in. Last weekend on Friday we lit a fire in our pit . It was borderline too cold but we soon warmed up! Saturday was a busy day of housework and hanging out with the kids. On Sunday we travelled 90 minutes to celebrate the birthday of my Grandma-in-law who turned 85. It was a lovely lunch get together with 4 generations celebrating. She is a strong willed Lady who continues to drive and be Independent. She is involved in quilting with her Church where they send them to people in need. A great role model.
The week went by as usual with juggling of school and work ( we get through it every week!) The kids had Church class on Wednesday. Last night our Neighbor Brandon came over for dinner and some drinks and stayed to watch the baseball world series. This evening we are going out on a much needed date night together!! It is hard sometimes to make time with 4 kids but it is important to make time. Our Daughter will babysit , so it is responsibility for her. We are going to go to a cute little town 15 minutes away and have dinner with a few drinks .
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Have a lovely weekend everyone , enjoy fall/autumn while it is still here , Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies ! How is your October going ? It is down to 34 degrees F and we had a dusting of snow last night ! I hope winter is not here in Autumn .
Last Saturday was pouring rain all day and we pretty much stayed home. I am glad we went to the orchard the previous Saturday! On Sunday we went to Church and after they had the first pancake breakfast for the October thru May period . They do it once a month and is so good. In the afternoon we spent some time outside enjoying the sunshine.
On Monday morning I went to the post office early to get stamps as I was mailing birthday cards for my Niece and Sister . I wanted airmail stamps and I got to the counter and asked for them and they were out ! I was amazed , that never happened before. So I left got in the car to leave turn the key and nothing. It would not start. A kind gentleman tried to jump start it with no luck . We figured it was the starter. So a tow truck was called and brought to the garage. I got a loaner car. turns out it was the starter.
The rest of the week was pretty normal , we had family night at school on Tuesday with pizza ( no cooking!) Wednesday night is Church class , and we get some alone time together for 45-50 mins , yay! Last night we did family movie night , the kids love that , we turn all the lights off and get the popcorn !
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Hello my beautiful friends and welcome to October ! It has been a wet few days here with lots of rain and clouds. The sun has made a brief appearance today ( very brief!) but tomorrow promises to be better . I know it could be worse with some places in the US and Canada getting s**w already !
Last Saturday morning we had soccer for the boys again and then decided after we came home to eat out and go to an apple orchard (with a winery!) and corn maze about an hours drive away. The maze was so fun and we had to go these 10 stations and answer a question. it was all bison related as the maze was constructed in the shape of one ! We surprised ourselves and got 8 out of 10. We came back from the maze and picked some lovely honey crisp apples, yum yum !
We spent about 3 fun hours there and were tired and ready for bed when we came home with apples and cider !
On Sunday we went to Church and had a pretty relaxing day. Monday was soccer and softball for the kids. Wednesday was the first evening of Church class, our youngest started in his pre k class and did very well for the active boy he is ! Last night we had a bonfire with friends over to enjoy with us.
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Good morning Ladies , welcome to the last post of September (yikes!) This month is moving fast, the kids are back at school 4 weeks now and the signs of Autumn/fall are everywhere. Certain trees are starting to change color and the weather is cooler in the mornings. We have been quite lucky that the days have mostly brought us sunshine.
Last weekend it was me alone against the kids. there was a mini college reunion that my love had to attend so I was Mom and Dad ! We did 3 hours of soccer then with our neighbor and his Daughter (she plays soccer too) went to Freddy’s (Mackenzie you need to go!) for lunch. We came home and the boys had a friend over for a sleepover. I got through a mountain of laundry too !
Sunday we went to Church and then in the afternoon there was softball. Monday and Tuesday was pretty straightforward and then Wednesday evening there was a mass/ service for our kids starting Church class for the year. They got to meet their teachers after and class starts next Wednesday. On Thursday after the kids went to bed we watched from dvr Chicago fire and Chicago pd . Do you watch those shows?
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Good afternoon ladies and happy Autumn ! It is a very changeable weather day here. it started in the early hours with rain then it was cloudy with strong winds and now it is sunny and nice.
We had a very warm week with temps in the high 80s figuring in the humidity. We got August temps in September and September temps in the last half of August !!
Last weekend was a fast one. We had soccer on Saturday , and my in-laws visited on Sunday . They came to watch our daughter play fall softball . On Monday we had a first, our 4 kids were playing/practicing sports all at the same time, the boys soccer and our daughter softball. A sign of things to come ?? My phone fell on Wednesday and the screen cracked 😦 I have insurance on it and had to wait two days to get the replacement but I was able to use an old one to get by.
I would like to thank everyone on the sweet compliments they gave me on the first photo I published of myself here. I was a little nervous but you all put me at ease !
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Good morning Ladies !! I am a day late with my weekly post , I was busy chatting with friends yesterday morning which was fun so here I am now .
Last weekend we had soccer in the morning and then I surprised our 9yr old with a trip to the le Duc Mansion for a civil war era day of activities with re – enactments with cannon and gun firing and also a look at games and toys kids played with in that era. There was spinning wheel demonstrations too. It was also featuring Women of the civil war this year with a lot of Ladies wearing beautiful period dresses. They had a demonstration and fashion show of all the different dress types from workwear to Sunday best. We also got to tour the beautiful mansion itself and how it is preserved .
Sunday we went to Church in the morning and and had a relaxing day at home. Our Daughter played her first volleyball game on Tuesday for her school. This is her first year playing and is enjoying it. She is also playing fall softball so is busy !
Our little guy had a slight choking incident on Wednesday evening eating a PBJ sandwich . He coughed it up but was in distress still so I took him to the ER to get checked out as a precaution. They said his breathing was fine . After drinking some water there he was in better form, more like himself , I think something might have been stuck in his throat and needed to be dislodged. He is back to normal and doing good in preschool.
This weekend has been pretty relaxing so far, we are starting to drain our pool . A sign of cooler times !
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Good morning Ladies ! Welcome from an overcast and cloudy Minnesota . The weather has cooled a little and is not as humid which I like . Last weekend on Saturday we pretty much stayed home . Then on Sunday afternoon we went to an Irish friends house for an evening barbecue . Their kid s are older than ours but they still had fun! The rest of the week was taken up with a lot of playdates for the kids with their friends .
Last night our friends Jordan and Angie came over for dinner along with their daughter Kayleigh. She is such a sweet girl (age 10) ! Their older daughter Madison is spending the summer with her Grandparents who live 2 hours away so we missed her. We ended the night with a fire and smores.
Back to school mode is still ongoing , the kids found out their teachers for next year yesterday. They seem very happy with the choices!
Today we are taking it easy , and then tomorrow we are hosting the extended family for an end of summer ( yikes, end of summer!!!) get together.
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Have a a beautiful weekend, what are you doing ? Take care , Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies!! What are you doing this weekend ? We have a softball tournament going on since Thursday, the last one of the summer season called nationals . The Girls qualified for this great event after earlier wins throughout the year. It started on Thursday morning with a game , they lost , and then won their second Thursday afternoon . Then in the evening there was a parade where all the teams dress up !
Our team are the tigers and the girls picked out these full body tiger costumes from the 3 photos above. The only this is it was 95 degrees with a humidity feel of 105!! They persevered and got through it drinking lots of water. I felt bad for the guy in the tiger head . There were many cute teams , I wish I had taken more photos . We played two games Friday won one and lost one. We have our next at 9:30 this morning , phew!!
It has been a warm few days as said earlier, today is supposed to cool a bit.
The rest of the week was quite normal ! I have to get going soon!
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Good morning Ladies and welcome to September ! Last weekend being Labor day was a nice long one before the kids went back to school. We started with soccer on Saturday morning which was fun. The rest of the day went quickly , in the evening we went on a date where we met my in-laws and my mother-in-laws best friend and her husband to go to an escape room! Our mission was to find evidence against Miss Amanda Treedeath in some bad acts she did . We had to find clues to open suitcases , doors in order to get to the next stage. the setting was her apartment and we went through all her stuff to find clues, her dresser kitchen cabinets , even the trash can! We did not escape the room but it was so much fun and I recommend it to anyone ! The people there in charge said 6 people is an ideal number for an escape room.
Sunday we went to church early and I watched the All Ireland football final which is equivilant to the superbowl in Ireland. It was exciting and finished in a tie with a rematch on September 14th.
Monday was final prep for school. We made sure everything was laid out and ready for Tuesday . We are making sure that clothes are picked out the night before so there is no delay in the morning! Tuesday was a big day , Our daughter started 7th ( can that be right!) grade , my goodness! Then the boys started in 4th , 1st and our baby in pre school! He was so excited to join the 13 others in his class and it has been going good. All the kids are enjoying being back .
Shoutout : to my friend Mackenzie who along with her Husband DJ recently Moved To Austin Texas from the San Francisco area .
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Good morning Ladies! If you are in the United States you will be celebrating Labor day this weekend ! We are staying close to home , This morning we have soccer games for the 3 boys which will run from 9am to 12.30 pm. Then this evening us adults are going on a little date along with My mother-in-law and father -in-law to an escape room ! I have never done this but I am looking forward to it.
Sunday morning is the All Ireland football final which is the equivilant of the super bowl. I like to see it every year.
We are keeping the rest of Sunday and Monday low key in preperation of “Back to School” ! On Wednesday our youngest finished in daycare . After 4 kids and 12 years with our great childminder Lois we are finished going there. He will start preschool on Tuesday.
Also on Wednesday the 3 boys went to stay at their grandparents house for 2 nights! I drove them halfway and did the exchange . It was really weird when I came home , we just said , it is soo quiet ! They came back last night.